|Rescue at Sea - Castle Films|
In this short newsreel, an American female journalist and two others are seen rescued by a U.S. Navy submarine, after their helicopter suffered a mechanical failure and had to be ditched off the coast of South Korea. The date of this incident, and the name of the journalist and submarine, are not known.
|Schleswig-Holstein bombards Danzig - Castle Films|
Newsreel footage shows the Kriegsmarine pre-dreadnought, Deutschland class battleship Schleswig-Holstein as it bombards Danzig, Poland during the outbreak of WWII in 1939. The Schlewsig-Holstein was credited with the first shots of World War II.
Keywords: German newsreel
|Yanks Smash Truk - Castle Films|
This short newsreel, produced for the home market, shows Operation Hailstone, the U.S. assault on "Japan's Pearl Harbor", the naval base at Truk. Footage shows Task Force 58, which included the fleet carriers USS Yorktown, USS Essex, USS Intrepid, USS Bunker Hill, USS Enterprise, and the light carriers USS Belleau Wood, USS Cabot, USS Monterey, and USS Cowpens as they strike the Japanese base beginning in February of 1944...
|US Navy Blast Marshall Islands - Castle Films|
This short newsreel, produced for the home market, shows the first offensive action of the Pacific War by the U.S. Navy: a raid on Makin Island in the Marshalls conducted by the USS Yorktown battle group under command of Admiral William Halsey. The film claims to show Japanese cruisers and even an aircraft carrier sunk by American forces, but in reality there were no such enemy losses.
|Salvage of the USS Squalus - Castle Films|
Shows the rescue of the submarine USS Squalus, SS-192, after an accident caused it to sink off the coast of New England. Featuring the use of salvage and support vessel USS Falcon, whose highly-trained crew saved precious lives using a rescue diving bell.
Keywords: Resuce of the the USS Squalus
|Japanese Bomb USA - Castle Films|
This short newsreel, produced for the home market, expresses deep outrage at the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Due to classification issues at the time the film was made, very little of the damage to Pearl Harbor itself is shown; rather the film focuses on damage to civilian areas of Waikiki and Honolulu. Footage includes: Emporer Hirohito reviewing his troops, Secretary of State Cordell Hull speaking with Japanese ambassadors, Waikiki during bombing attack, emergency hospitals durin...
|Yanks Bomb Tokyo - Castle Films|
Yanks Bomb Tokyo
|Bombing of Pearl Harbor - Castle Films|
This short newsreel, produced for the home market, shows the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Footage shows the wrecked seaplane base on Ford Island, the destroyer USS Shaw (DD-373) wrecked in its drydock, the battleship USS Utah (BB-13) capsized, and the mighty USS Arizona (BB-39) a twisted mass of smouldering metal.
|US Carrier Fight for Life - Castle Films|
This short newsreel, produced for the home market, shows the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-5) under attack by Japanese Zeros during the Battle of the Coral Sea. Although the carrier was badly damaged in the battle, it lived to sail another day and proved crucial to the U.S. victory at Midway a few months later.
|Salute to the Navy - Castle Films|
U.S. propaganda newsreel from World War II (WWII) featuring amazing footage of the air sea battles that raged near the Marshall Islands. Featured ships are: the battleship USS Texas, the submarine USS Wahoo, the cruisers USS San Francisco, and USS Boise. Also includes footage of fleet manuevers of PT Boats, destroyers, aircraft carriers, battleships and L1 and G1 blimps on anti-submarine patrol.
Keywords: World War II (WWII) propaganda film
|Japan Surrenders - Castle Films|
This short newsreel, produced for the home market, shows the final events of World War II, including the development and testing of the atomic bomb, the atomic bombing of Japan, the Japanese surrender, and the U.S. occupation of the Japanese mainland including Honshu, and the arrival of the U.S. Third Fleet in Tokyo Bay. The film not only includes the Japanese surrender on the USS Missouri (BB-63) in Tokyo Bay, the celebration in Manhattan's Times Square, and a parade in Red Square Moscow...
|Graf Spee Scuttled German Navy - Castle Films|
The scuttling of the German pocket battleship Graf Spee is shown, off the coast of Uruguay in December of 1939. Features footage of the Graf Spee's captain Hans Langsdorff, and the aftermath of the Battle of the River Plate. Various British ships from Hunting Group 'G' of the South Atlantic Squadron (HMS Exeter, HMS Ajax, HMS Cumberland and HMS Achilles) are shown along with Beagle Class destroyers such as H30.
Keywords: WWII propaganda newsreel
|Midway and Coral Sea Battles - Castle Films|
This short newsreel, produced for the home market, shows Japanese attacks on Australia, and the Battle of Coral Sea and Midway that turned the tide of the Pacific War. Includes footage of Allied transports headed for Australia, where they will be under command of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. An Douglas A-26 bomber is seen making a crash landing after its gear fails to extend. The Australian cities of Port Moresby and Darwin come under Japanese attack from the air...
|The Fathoms Deep - Castle Films|
This film contains early footage of French Navy officer Jacques Yves Cousteau demonstrating his revolutionary underwater breathing apparatus known as SCUBA.
Keywords: Jacques Yves Cousteau and SCUBA
|Manila is Bombed - Castle Films Newsreel|
The Japanese attacked Manila and the Phillipines on December 7, 1941, and caught one of America's great generals, Douglas MacArthur relatively unprepared. The loss of the American air forces on the ground in the initial attacks, forced the Army to make a quick retreat to the Bataan peninsula and the fortress of Corregidor. This film shows the early stage of the battle, and was made shortly after MacArthur fled the Phillipines for Australia where he would go on to command Allied forces...
|Development of the Regulus II - Chance Vought|
The RGM-15 was more commonly known as the Regulus II, was an air-breathing, nuclear capable cruise missile that began development in 1957. This film, made by manufacturer Chance Vought, chronicles the testing and development of the supersonic, jet powered missile at Edwards Air Force Base. It culminates in the one and only launch of the bird off of a submarine, the USS Grayback (SSG-574) in 1958. This film also shows some of the amazing JATO launches of the missile, and the remote control landin...
Keywords: Financing Procurement Film
|Sailors and Sirens - Cine Art|
An amusing short film, made prior to WWII, that shows a group of Hawaiian maidens performing the traditional hula dance aboard a U.S. Navy battleship.
Keywords: U.S. Navy short
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